When my daughter was eleven, her friend’s father died. She and I went to the funeral, along with the rest of her girl scout troop and the other girls’ moms. At the end, the girls surrounded their grieving friend, gave hugs all around, and cried together. Then they ran to the bathroom together to talk about how they all looked when they were crying. And then they’d return to their friend to begin the cycle again.
I was fascinated to observe the girls do what women do so well–support each other. From the hugging to the crying to the group trips to the bathroom, I felt like I was watching these girls become women right in front of me.
One of the things I love best about women is how we can understand and encourage each other. We can listen, we can share, and we can care.
And we can pray for each other.
Over the past week, I’ve known of quite a few women who have struggled on their journeys to rebuild and restore the intimacy in their marriages. I experienced this myself a few days ago. My heart is full of prayers for women in their marriages today.
Is there something we can pray about for you as you work toward improving your marriage? As you consider your next steps, what do you face? How can we ask God to encourage you and support you as you continue on your journey?
We can’t run to the bathroom with you or give you more than virtual hugs, but we can pray for our sisters.
Women, if you would like us to pray for you and your marriage, leave a reply.
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